Byways 101

Part 1: Program Overview

What Is The Interim Policy?

The Interim Policy is the principal policy guiding the National Scenic Byways Program, published in the Federal Register, Vol. 60, No. 96, May 18, 1995. This policy establishes the designation criteria for roads as National Scenic Byways or All-American Roads based upon their scenic, historic, recreational, cultural, archaeological and/or natural intrinsic qualities, and the required 14 points (17 points for All-American Roads) to address in a corridor management plan. Although it is entitled “Interim Policy,” it is still the current and applicable policy for the Program. To read the Interim Policy online, go to:

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